1. Post #1201
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    PyroCF's Avatar
    June 2008
    7,198 Posts
    I'd never recommend buying a BOSE product, some of them are "ok", and some are situational (QC series actually are useful for loud commuting) but most are plain awful, X10s are very neutral and true to life, my favourite IEMs.
    And even if the IE2s were good (in which they are nowhere near as good as X10s) you shouldn't be giving your money to a company/manufacturer that prey on consumer ignorance with bad products and good marketing.
    Thank you doctor.
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  2. Post #1202
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    David Tennant's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,449 Posts
    All audiophile lingo is essentially BS so not like it matters.
    Describing audio is difficult, and while I'd agree that some of the lingo is just confusing to those who aren't familier with it (bright/warm/dark/transparent/laid-back are good examples) most of it makes sense. Muddy simply means the sound isn't clear or is somewhat distorted.
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  3. Post #1203
    Ask me about my Zimmerman fetish

    March 2005
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    Whats the point of saying "Dark", Is it in anyways different from "warm"? The only time I've seen that word being used is in headfi, I've never heard the term being used elsewhere, especially to describe speakers.
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  4. Post #1204
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
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    Whats the point of saying "Dark", Is it in anyways different from "warm"? The only time I've seen that word being used is in headfi, I've never heard the term being used elsewhere, especially to describe speakers.
    warm has lots of bass frequencies without being muddy, dark has cut treble frequencies

    Edited:

    Describing audio is difficult, and while I'd agree that some of the lingo is just confusing to those who aren't familier with it (bright/warm/dark/transparent/laid-back are good examples) most of it makes sense. Muddy simply means the sound isn't clear or is somewhat distorted.
    no, muddy means that frequencies are mashing together instead of standing out on their own
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  5. Post #1205
    Lethaxx's Avatar
    April 2011
    645 Posts
    can anyone recommend me some headphones please

    Budget: roughly 60
    Country: UK
    Isolation: Decent
    Purpose: Everyday gaming and music
    Music Tastes: Varies

    dunno if i did that correctly.
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  6. Post #1206
    Ask me about my Zimmerman fetish

    March 2005
    3,295 Posts
    you should be able to get some used m50s at that price. I paid 90 dollars for mine brand new, though you might not have the same luck as I did. They do come up at that price though.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Audio-Tech...#ht_500wt_1413
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  7. Post #1207
    Lethaxx's Avatar
    April 2011
    645 Posts
    thanks
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  8. Post #1208
    Headphone doctor
    David Tennant's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,449 Posts
    warm has lots of bass frequencies without being muddy, dark has cut treble frequencies.
    no, muddy means that frequencies are mashing together instead of standing out on their own
    Warm can also mean spacious, and muddy does mean not clear/distorted, the general meaning of muddy in regards to sound is the lows bleed into the mids but the proper meaning is just not clear, the opposite of transparent.

    you should be able to get some used m50s at that price. I paid 90 dollars for mine brand new, though you might not have the same luck as I did. They do come up at that price though.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Audio-Tech...#ht_500wt_1413
    He won't be able to get M50s for that price, Lethaxx, look at creative aurvana live headphones.
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  9. Post #1209
    Lethaxx's Avatar
    April 2011
    645 Posts
    Thanks for that. Ive purchased a pair of them, you seem to have a good general knowledge on headphones looking back in the thread. I trust your judgement.
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  10. Post #1210
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    July 2007
    6,432 Posts
    Just popping by to say that my HD598's are still freaking awesome after 5 months. Although it's personal, I really like the sound signature of Sennheiser. For me, they're the best bang/buck ratio before diminishing returns set in. Anyone looking into the $150-200 range, I wholeheartedly advice you to give them a spin in your local audio store. You might just fall in love with the best pair of cans for an affordable price.
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  11. Post #1211
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    Ricenchicken's Avatar
    May 2011
    2,923 Posts
    Budget:
    100-150 dollars

    eBay:
    if its a trusted seller

    Country:
    United States

    Isolation:
    Circular? idunno

    Purpose:
    gaming/listening to music (I'd prefer a headset unless theres a good/cheap mic)

    Music Tastes:
    litte bit of everything

    Previous Experiences:
    Razer Orca, they are pretty good imo.

    Comments:
    My orca's are breaking and I want a mic, I was looking at razer megalodon, I want decent looking headphones if I get a mic thats seperate. I just want really good sound quality
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  12. Post #1212
    Crisis01's Avatar
    June 2010
    589 Posts
    Isolation:
    uh a house
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  13. Post #1213
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    Ricenchicken's Avatar
    May 2011
    2,923 Posts
    I didn't get what it meant :P
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  14. Post #1214
    Headphone doctor
    David Tennant's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,449 Posts
    It means if you need isolation from outside noise, if yes then you want closed, if no then both open and closed is fine, open headphones tend to have better soundstage for games.
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  15. Post #1215
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    October 2008
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    -snip-
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  16. Post #1216
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    June 2008
    7,198 Posts
    My X10's are here
    hngngngnggngggg..... good
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  17. Post #1217
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    September 2010
    699 Posts
    Budget: 200-250.
    eBay: No.
    Country: United States of America.
    Isolation: I didn't quite understand this one.
    Purpose: Gaming-General use.
    Music Tastes: Everything but Dubstep and Rap.
    Previous Experiences: Not good and im to lazy to try and remember them
    Comments: I want something that blocks sound pretty well and fits on my ears nice
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  18. Post #1218
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    May 2011
    2,923 Posts
    Budget:
    100-150 dollars

    eBay:
    if its a trusted seller

    Country:
    United States

    Isolation:
    Open and closed, doesn't matter to me much

    Purpose:
    gaming/listening to music (I'd prefer a headset unless theres a good/cheap mic)

    Music Tastes:
    litte bit of everything

    Previous Experiences:
    Razer Orca, they are pretty good imo.

    Comments:
    My orca's are breaking and I want a mic, I was looking at razer megalodon, I want decent looking headphones if I get a mic thats seperate. I just want really good sound quality
    Requoted for update
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  19. Post #1219
    Budget: 200-250.
    eBay: No.
    Country: United States of America.
    Isolation: I didn't quite understand this one.
    Purpose: Gaming-General use.
    Music Tastes: Everything but Dubstep and Rap.
    Previous Experiences: Not good and im to lazy to try and remember them
    Comments: I want something that blocks sound pretty well and fits on my ears nice
    I'd recommend a pair of Denon AH-D2000's.
    They are currently 283 on amazon, but you can find them cheaper new on ebay.

    I got mine 4 years ago for 225 on ebay.
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  20. Post #1220
    Silverspar's Avatar
    May 2009
    1,144 Posts
    So the Superlux668b are out of stock on Amazon....Should i get the Samson SR850 or is there such a noticable sound difference between the two that i should wait for the Superlux 668b?
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  21. Post #1221
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    Hattiwatti's Avatar
    October 2007
    2,284 Posts
    Budget: ~100
    eBay: No
    Country: Finland
    Isolation: Yes
    Purpose: Mostly for gaming, movies and music come second.
    Music Tastes: Electronic, except for hardcore genres and dubstep.
    Previous Experiences: Steelseries 5H V2s & Fatality USB headset.
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  22. Post #1222

    April 2011
    4,490 Posts
    Budget: ~100
    eBay: No
    Country: Finland
    Isolation: Yes
    Purpose: Mostly for gaming, movies and music come second.
    Music Tastes: Electronic, except for hardcore genres and dubstep.
    Previous Experiences: Steelseries 5H V2s & Fatality USB headset.
    If it's for gaming do you need a mic to go with it?

    If yes, then the Modmic + HTF600 combo is great for electronic.

    If not then I have no idea really. Maybe some ATH M50's if they're cheap enough?
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  23. Post #1223
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    October 2007
    2,284 Posts
    If it's for gaming do you need a mic to go with it?

    If yes, then the Modmic + HTF600 combo is great for electronic.

    If not then I have no idea really. Maybe some ATH M50's if they're cheap enough?
    Couldn't find HTF600 or the Modmic from any Finnish online stores.
    Lowest price on ATH M50's was 143.90, could order if they're worth it.
    I imagine they sound quite better compared to Fatality's HS1000?

    Edited:

    Oh, you can buy the Modmic from their own site with Paypal.
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  24. Post #1224

    April 2011
    4,490 Posts
    M50's would shit all over the Fatal1tys. They probably aren't worth the 143 though.

    I would advise that you wait until someone with more knowledge than me comes and give you advice before you purchase anything, as well.
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  25. Post #1225
    Headphone doctor
    David Tennant's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,449 Posts
    Couldn't find HTF600 or the Modmic from any Finnish online stores.
    Lowest price on ATH M50's was 143.90, could order if they're worth it.
    I imagine they sound quite better compared to Fatality's HS1000?

    Edited:

    Oh, you can buy the Modmic from their own site with Paypal.
    DT-770 80ohm/250ohm or Ultrasone 580s would be a lot better than M50s for your uses and tastes.
    Audio-Technica ATH PRO700MK2 too.
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  26. Post #1226
    duckmaster's Avatar
    September 2010
    699 Posts
    I'd recommend a pair of Denon AH-D2000's.
    They are currently 283 on amazon, but you can find them cheaper new on ebay.

    I got mine 4 years ago for 225 on ebay.
    If there was something a bit more tight fitting cause i read a few reviews saying they didn't fit to close to the head
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  27. Post #1227
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    June 2011
    5,333 Posts
    You guys think the HFI-580 is good?

    What else would you reccomend in the 50-200 price range?

    I'm using dollars btw.
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  28. Post #1228
    Headphone doctor
    David Tennant's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,449 Posts
    You guys think the HFI-580 is good?

    What else would you reccomend in the 50-200 price range?

    I'm using dollars btw.
    Depends entirely on music preference, if varied then go neutral like Brainwavz HM5.
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  29. Post #1229
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    June 2011
    5,333 Posts
    Depends entirely on music preference, if varied then go neutral like Brainwavz HM5.
    Mostly bassy stuff is what I want.
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  30. Post #1230
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    January 2011
    351 Posts
    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-XB700...6783648&sr=8-1 yes or no? Listen to lots of rock, blues, and jazz.
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  31. Post #1231
    Headphone doctor
    David Tennant's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,449 Posts
    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-XB700...6783648&sr=8-1 yes or no? Listen to lots of rock, blues, and jazz.
    Not for those genres, especially not rock, and you want forward mids and mid-bass for jazz/blues, XB are good for electronic and most pop, Brainwavz HM5, Shure SRH840 and Sennheiser 598 will be great for your music tastes, the sennheisers would be best but they're a little expensive and are open, but rock/jazz/blues sound fantastic on an open headphone.
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  32. Post #1232

    April 2011
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    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-XB700...6783648&sr=8-1 yes or no? Listen to lots of rock, blues, and jazz.
    Nope. XB700's are too bass heavy for rock.
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  33. Post #1233
    I'm basically scarface, so line your bitches up so they can get a taste of my shlong.
    lordofdafood's Avatar
    March 2007
    511 Posts
    Budget: 50 - 120
    Country: UK
    Isolation: Closed ( I think )
    Purpose: 3D blu-rays, music, gaming
    Music Tastes: Dont really have any specifc tastes dont mind modern stuff or 80's, like to have a bass
    Previous Experiences:
    Turtle Beach Ear Force X12

    Comments: I would prefer a headset or a deacent mic alternative that hasn't got masses of cables ( I have a habbit of running them over or getting tangled up )
    Was looking at: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/razer...gine!-the-best again another ?
    Would prefer links to well known stores EG amazon, scan, overclockers, company stores ect. Ebay is a no

    Cheers
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  34. Post #1234
    Ask me about my Zimmerman fetish

    March 2005
    3,295 Posts
    Has anyone listened to these?


    http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Headph.../Overview.html

    B&W has really been hyping itself, you can even find these at the apple store now. Wouldn't expect much of them, the B&W speakers I listened to were the most overpriced and overrated pieces of shit I've listened to. IE 685s, 684s, cm1s and cm5s






    Also... are there any portable "stylish" headphones out there with sound to match? For a moment I thought these would have been good http://www.aiaiai.dk/, but they turned out pretty unspectacular.
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  35. Post #1235
    Astronaut491's Avatar
    May 2007
    322 Posts
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  36. Post #1236
    Headphone doctor
    David Tennant's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,449 Posts
    Has anyone listened to these?


    http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Headph.../Overview.html

    B&W has really been hyping itself, you can even find these at the apple store now. Wouldn't expect much of them, the B&W speakers I listened to were the most overpriced and overrated pieces of shit I've listened to. IE 685s, 684s, cm1s and cm5s






    Also... are there any portable "stylish" headphones out there with sound to match? For a moment I thought these would have been good http://www.aiaiai.dk/, but they turned out pretty unspectacular.
    The P5s are well known as being the 'best' portable headphone (neutral sound), although I'm not a fan of the aesthetic myself.
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  37. Post #1237
    BassB's Avatar
    July 2009
    2,257 Posts
    I'm looking for some on or around ear headphones, that i can wear on the go.


    Budget: around 50 (or $50 because things generally are a bit more pricy here)

    eBay: no

    Country: the netherlands

    Isolation: no preference

    Purpose: listening music outside and on the move

    Music Tastes: funk, jazz, rock

    Previous Experiences: i own meelectronic m9's which are genuinely great, but i don't always agree with them being inside my ears. I have very limited experience with non-in ear headphones

    Comments: they should be able to handle some abuse, off course i will take care of them but they will be used outside. Another thing is that they should look nice, preferably cover the ear, but not massive cans or skullcandy graphics. And last but not least, i'd like them to be able to fold up for transportation. (also they should sound nice...)


    I've been looking around for a while, but maybe any of you can help me out.
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  38. Post #1238
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    September 2008
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  39. Post #1239
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
    14,789 Posts
    klipschs are nice but I don't know anything about that particular model.
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  40. Post #1240
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    October 2008
    7,775 Posts
    Budget: $300-$400 AUS
    eBay: Yes
    Country: Australia
    Isolation: Not fussed
    Purpose: Music and movies.
    Music Tastes: All genres - not limited to anything, need something versatile.
    Previous Experiences: Sony MDR-XD100
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